When you think of South by Southwest (SXSW), three things are usually at top of mind: technology, music and film. The reach of these cultural touchstones is not just limited to the states. Over the years, SXSW has attracted the best of these from all over the world. This year is no different with a presence from the land down under represented. Presented by G’Day USA, AUSTRALIAHOUSE is bringing us the best of Australia without having to go to the opposite side of the world to experience it.

AUSTRALIA HOUSE at 77 Rainey Street during SXSW. Photo courtesy of G’Day USA/AUSTRALIAHOUSE

Throughout the week, Australia’s best and brightest have been on full display. It began with a barbecue for a classic shrimp on the barbie and has only gone up from there. X-Men franchise star and famous Aussie Hugh Jackman led a talk on how entrepreneurial-ism can enact positive social change. Additionally, celebrity chef Curtis Stone was on hand for a happy hour that paired cheeses with top wines from Australia.

Hugh Jackman and Hugh Evans. Photo by Marshall Tidrick.

For those who couldn’t get enough of the opening night BBQ, fear not. From now through March 16, 2018 you can go to the Lucille Patio Lounge at 77 Rainey Street for an all day barbecue that will include top musical acts from Australia. We can’t think of a better way to pair two items at the heart of Austin culture, food and music with an international twist.

Chef Curtis Stone. Photo courtesy of G’Day USA/AUSTRALIAHOUSE

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